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LARy Maintenance Car 9204

Posted on: May 30, 2015 by Pacific Electric 4 Comments

 

Steve Armitage Collection

Steve Armitage Collection

The Los Angeles Railway crew looks to be shoveling fresh ballast onto the private right-of-way at this unknown location featuring Maintenance Car no. 9204. There's a Security Pacific Bank on the corner, and a Holz Drug across from it. Can anyone identify this location?

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LARy 1535 on the W Line with Road Construction

Posted on: May 30, 2015 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

 Steve Armitage Collection

Steve Armitage Collection

It's road construction time on the W Line as Los Angeles Railway car no. 1535 passes through the barricades near Buena Vista Street on Figueroa.

Here's how it looks today:

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1450 and 346 at the Car Barn

Posted on: May 30, 2015 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Steve Armitage Collection

Steve Armitage Collection

Los Angeles Railway cars nos. 1450 and 346 pose at an unidentified LARy carbarn in this undated photo. Love the "Aged Beer is Good for You / Lucky Lager" advertisement on 1450!

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LARY 1021 at East Edgeware Road

Posted on: May 25, 2015 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Steve Armitage Collection

Steve Armitage Collection

Los Angeles Railway Birney no. 1021 is photographed at East Edgeware Road on Tuesday, March 21, 1944.

Steve Armitage Collection

LARY 53 at Fountain and Vermont

Posted on: May 25, 2015 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

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Los Angeles Railway car no. 53 on A Line service pauses momentarily as the motorman inspects the front end in this image dated Sunday, January 9, 1944.

Steve Armitage Collection

LARY 1035 on Gage Avenue

Posted on: May 25, 2015 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Steve Armitage Collection

Steve Armitage Collection

Los Angeles Railway Birney no. 1035 sits idle on Gage Avenue in this 1944 image. Note the "Fresh Fruit" stand that catered to on- and off-boarding passengers ("Candy & Soda" along with Philip Morris cigarettes and Coca-Cola) - built in the front yeard of the house just behind it — plus the bench advertising Eastern Columbia ("Broadway at Ninth," "Home Furnishings, Since 1892, Smart Apparel").

The carbody advertisement positions are occupied by World War II propaganda posters, including one reading:

Civilians —
Let's See Everything / Do Everything
But Say Nothing

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LARY No. 200 at Spring and Sunset

Posted on: May 25, 2015 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Steve Armitage Collection

Steve Armitage Collection

Los Angeles Railway car no. 200 (B17), packed with 44 seats on 8 Line service, sits idle at the Sunset and Spring Street Terminus on a lazy Thursday afternoon, July 31, 1941. In just a few short months, Japan will attack Pearl Harbor and Los Angeles will be forever transformed.

The public service advertisement on the carbody side reads:

School's Out
Kids Are Out
Let's Look Out
All Out For Safety

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LARY No. 1054 on Main Street, 1938

Posted on: May 25, 2015 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Steve Armitage Collection

Steve Armitage Collection

Los Angeles Railway car no. 1054 on the G Line rolls down Main Street in downtown Los Angeles in January of 1938.

Steve Armitage Collection